[coreboot] Freedom Inside - certification system

Taiidan at gmx.com Taiidan at gmx.com
Wed Oct 11 01:29:35 CEST 2017

In addition to the existing FSF RYF system I propose the creation of a 
"Freedom Inside" rating and certification system where vendors (now that 
there are more than a few) can have their products certified by a 
central body.

This would have:
Multiple levels of freedom with a clear central website with 
explanations of what each freedom level is (low, med, high, or something 
to that effect).
Standardized requirements for company marketing
Everything agreed upon on by various community experts "request for 
Indicators of performance level and market segment on the intel inside 
style badge placed on every device (eg: the laymen could use an ARM 
laptop day to day, but has no idea how it compares to an x86 device - 
nor does he know that $2K is a actually a good deal for performance 
server hardware)
Ease of source-compilation requirement, so that the average power user 
can easily roll their own (ex: no getting unsigned 5 year old libs from 
a shady website)

I also propose a hardware-freedom-generic mailinglist be created for 
philosophy debates, "should I buy X?", newbie questions etc moreso now 
that TALOS 2 is in the picture the hardware freedom world is more than 
just coreboot so I think it would be a great idea.

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